Right now I'm reading Rick Atkinson's "Army at Dawn" which tells the tale of the US Army's WWII baptism of fire in North Africa. Highly recommended. I'll probably follow that with Google scouring Cookie's reviews to help cobble together a short list of the most interesting (and available) kits appropriate to the North African Campaign between 11/42 to 5/43, Torch to Tunis.
So what'cha reading/researching/building?
P.S. Personal wish list for next Christmas - Vichy and Italian armor kits, Arab and French Colonial figures and accouterments.